I'm jumping on the ABC bandwagon to share a few things about myself.
A. Age: 36 1/2 on Feb. 28. My birthday is Aug. 28.
B. Bed size: Queen. We slept in a double bed for the first 5 years of marriage, along with two dogs (see D). When we got our Queen it felt like an ocean of room! Now, with no dogs, but sometimes a 9 year old (see K) in bed with us, we could really use a King size.
C. Chore you dislike: toilets! Especially after my son has had friends over. Yuck!
D. Dogs: love dogs! Have one yellow lab named Chance. We used to have two dogs, a Dalmation named Dawson who died, and a black lab/rottweiler mix named Warrick who we had to give away. :-( Warrick has probably passed on now too, otherwise he would be 14 now.
E. Essential start to your day: breakfast!! I cannot skip breakfast EVER! And coffee! (I wish I could answer "workout" on this one.)
F. Favorite color: purple
G. Gold or silver: silver, although my wedding ring is gold. We were married in the 90s, what are you gonna do?
H. Height: 5' 5.5" That .5 is kinda annoying because it's never a choice on a height chart or web form. Do I choose 5'5" or 5'6"? It makes me anxious. :)
I. Instrument(s) you played: clarinet from 5th grade through 9th grade. I really like it until 9th grade when I changed schools and found that first chair in a small school was 14th (out of 16) in a large school. You can call me a quitter on this one. Oh, I was also a pro on the Magical Musical Thing in my childhood.
J. Job Title: Accounting Manager, although I don't manage anyone so I usually list Accountant.
K. Kids: 1 son who is 9. We will stick with one, why mess with perfection? I am a pet mom to 4.
L. Live: in Spokane, WA a.k.a. Spokompton or Spokane, USA.
M. Mom's name: Diane
N. Nicknames: my husband calls me honey; at home I sometimes forget I have a first name. My dad called me Monkey Monkey when I was very little and then The Monk, but that has long since gone by the way side, thank goodness.
O. Overnight hospital stays: had my tonsils out and tubes put in when I was 4 (kids don't get that overnight stay these days). I also spent the night when I had my son.
P. Pet peeves: plucking or waxing eyebrows. Why can't a unibrow be high fashion?
Q. Quote from a movie: "I still sometimes wish that I am the mother of your children." Susannah to Tristan in Legends of the Fall (and when she says it I always wish it too!)
R. Righty or lefty: righty
S. Siblings: brother (40), stepbrother (30--for 3 more days), Stepbrother (32)
T. Time you wake up: later than I want to.
U. Underwear: yes. Bikini only; no butt floss or whale tails for this girl.
V. Veggies you don't like: broccoli, some kinds of lettuce, radishes, I'm sure there are more. I only like basic veggies.
W. What makes you run late: sleeping in (see T).
X. X-rays you've had: when I was 3 I swallowed a straight pin so I had my belly x-rayed. Sure enough it was in there. And then it came out--naturally. Isn't that a fun story? I also had my ankle x-rayed a couple years ago and my shin x-rayed last fall.
Y. Yummy food you make: pumpkin cheesecake and lasagna
Z. Zoo animal favorites: tigers and otters most, but I also find Meerkats and prairie dogs to be adorable.
Tag, you're it! I challenge you to share the ABCs of you!